Red soil covers almost whole of 10.6 percent of India’s total land area.
Red soils in India
Red soils are India’s third largest soil group, covering the peninsula from Tamil Nadu in the south to Bundelkhand in the north, and Rajmahal hills in the east to Katchch in the west, and covering an area of around 3.5 lakh sq km, or 10.6 percent of India’s total land area. To the south, east, and north, they surround the red soils. In hydrated form, it appears yellow.